Toxic essential oils

  • Bitter almond -. Prunus amygdalus var Amara hydrocyanic acid, also known as cyanide, is the main component of bitter almond oil, it can already be fatal even in small quantities.
  • Boldo – Peumus boldus The dried leaves are used in herbal medicine, but the oil will cause severe cramps.
  • Calamus – Acorus calamus The root of this plant is used in herbal medicine to treat a variety of health problems, such as nerve pain, headaches and dizziness.. But the oil contains carcinogenic substances, oral ingestion may cause cramps and severe kidney and liver damage.
  • Camphor – Cinnamomum camphora Although camphor is used in the treatment of certain infections and diseases of the respiratory tract, oral ingestion is toxic.
  • Cassia – Cinnamomum cassia This herb is used in a variety of digestive problems, but is an external use skin irritant, it also irritates the mucous membranes.
  • Horseradish – Cochlearia armoracia The herbs used in cough horseradish is proven, but the oil of horseradish contains ingredients that irritate the skin, eyes, nose and mucous membranes strong.
  • Wormwood – Artemisia vulgaris Although this herb is used for a variety of diseases, the oil is toxic and has abortifacient.
  • Mustard – Brassica nigra Essential mustard oil (not the mustard on bratwurst before questions come.) is not only skin and mucous membrane irritant, but is also toxic.
  • Pennyroyal Although this herb has a long use in natural medicine for various ailments such as menstrual cramps, the oil is toxic and has abortifacient. It can also result in small amounts to acute liver and lung damage.
  • Rue oil – Ruta graveolens Although the use of the Rue can be helpful to this oil not only caused irritation and burning sensation on the skin, it is toxic, abortive, irritates the mucous membranes, is considered a neurotoxin and increases sun sensitivity.
  • Sassafras – Sassafras albidum This herb is known in herbalism as a remedy for rheumatic pain and gout, but the oil is rich in safrole (80 – 90%), which is carcinogenic and can be deadly poisonous.
  • Juniper – Juniperus sabina This oil is toxic, skin irritant and abortifacient.
  • Tansy – Tanacetum vulgare A poisonous essential oil Rainfarnöl is rich in thujone, which is toxic and can cause cramps, vomiting, uterine bleeding, etc., and can lead to death by respiratory failure and organ failure.
  • Thuja – Thuja occidentalis Even an herbal tea can cause medical complications, but the oil is even worse, it can lead to miscarriage and is highly toxic.
  • Wintergreen – Gaultheria procumbens The active ingredient in wintergreen oil is methyl salicylate (98%) and even though it is used in ointments to treat rheumatism and other similar complaints can, this oil cause skin irritation – particularly in sensitive to aspirin people. Wintergreen oil is also very toxic.
  • Worm seed oil – Chenopodium ambrosioides The name probably comes from that one cured with the oil early worm disease. Because of its toxicity to the liver and kidneys, because of the suppression of heart function and its general toxicity, it is no longer used.
  • Wormwood oil – Artemisio absinthium The drink absinthe (the drink of choice by Vincent van Gogh) contains wormwood and a continuous consumption generates auditory and visual hallucinations, an addiction for it and a few other unpleasant side effects. The active ingredient is thujone, a neurotoxin that can also cause miscarriages.

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